Open to all.
This three-part virtual event series will explore trends in postsecondary affordability and student loans, as well as solutions to college debt challenges in Texas.
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Asset Funders Network and Educate Texas
Who Should Attend
Funders, postsecondary institutions and financial aid representatives; state and local policymakers; employers; representatives from community organizations who are currently working on student debt issues; and other stakeholders across the postsecondary success spectrum.
Sessions and Registration
Note: There is a separate registration for each of the three sessions.
The Past: How We Got Here
Thursday, Sept. 24 · 10–11:30 a.m.
A look at the historical inequities in postsecondary education policy, as well as state policy decisions that contributed to the present-day student debt crisis in Texas. Register to join us.
The Present: Where We Are Today
Tuesday, Sept. 29 · 10–11:30 a.m.
An interactive discussion about the racial disparities in student loan debt and borrower outcomes. Register to join us.
Optional Peer Networking Pre-Session
Before the second session, we invite you to grab a cup of coffee and join your peers for 30-minute small group networking discussions about local priorities and challenges relating to student debt. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.
The Future: Where We Want to Go
Thursday, Oct. 1 · 9–10:30 a.m.
An exchange of ideas and strategies gaining traction to address student debt and college affordability. Register to join us.
The Debt in Texas series will include future sessions on other topics. In addition to the student debt sessions above, we hope you’ll join us at these other events. Stay tuned for registration.
Debt in Texas: Understanding the Impact of Government Fines and Fees
- Dec. 3, 8 and 10, 2020
Debt in Texas: Understanding the Impact of Medical Debt
- Feb. 18, 23 and 25, 2021
This series is made possible by support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Texas Women’s Foundation and Charles Schwab Bank. Thank you to contributing partners Every Texan, Texas Appleseed, Texas Fair Defense Project and Young Invincibles.